Short Film Program: Doc Day

Tuesday, April 8 | 10:00 AM & 11:45 AM | ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE
This is a program of short films about dreams, chance, and the human spirit! Join these characters as they ponder life’s big questions, and follow their dreams.

Themes: ingenuity, self-esteem, hardship, determination, positivity, creativity, insight, nutrition, and nature.

Caine's Arcade

Nine-year-old Caine has always dreamed of running his own arcade, and when he finds himself stuck working at his father’s auto parts store for the summer vacation, he finally makes that dream a reality by designing a series of elaborate and functional cardboard game cabinets. Though customers are few and far between, Caine’s spirit and self-determination never waver; and when one customer decides to give Caine’s arcade the spotlight it deserves, the whole community—and, eventually, the whole world—comes to recognize his extraordinary accomplishment.


Crow's Nests

When change fiercely storms the city, a weary bird is forced to search for a new form of home.

No dialogue.

Director Elisa Chee will be in attendance.


From Farm to Table

This documentary film follows students working in their school garden and sustainable organic farm from planting to harvesting. It demonstrates the link between fresh, locally grown, sustainable products and healthier eating, while simultaneously building community and promoting the stewardship of our earth's resources. The important issues of conservation, preservation, biodiversity, and animal welfare are addressed. Viewers are encouraged to learn more, ask questions, and take action by growing food and buying local.

Manufactured Fortunes

A fortune cookie's journey from factory to restaurant sets the backdrop for a whimsical exploration of the human quest for meaning. This film is an ode to the factory films of the 1920s. 

Naina - Shoot for the Moon!

Naina is driven by the motto “Shoot for the moon! Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Naina’s family emigrated from Punjab, India to Canada many years ago. For the 11th-grader, this is an opportunity to combine the best of two cultures. For six years, she has been hosting a radio show at Red FM radio station in Surrey, B.C. She is also working on a music video she co-wrote, addressing Punjabi kids in Canada. Naina hardly has time for other activities, as she has to work hard in the last, defining years of high school. And then there are the weekly meetings at her local Gurdwara, or temple, where she regularly performs for the Sikh community.

Producer/writer Katja De Bock and Naina herself will be in attendance.

Passer Passer

An animated city symphony celebrates the hidden world of background noise.

No dialogue.

The Red Carpet (La Alfombra Roja)

Vancouver Premiere

Born into poverty in the Garib Nagar slum in Mumbai, India, twelve-year-old Rubina was featured in the Academy Award–winning film Slumdog Millionaire. It was an experience that has given her a burning desire to become an actress. Although Rubina is unsure what her future holds, she dreams of seeing herself on the screen once again.

In Hindi with English subtitles.


While We're Asleep

In this hilarious youth-produced film, kids are the experts in explaining and exploring the world of dreams.